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    According to Oxford Dictionary, its mouses

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    Mouses is correct - I've been using it for years, and have gotten used to the odd looks :-p

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    I've always been of the opinion that the plural for more than one ambulance should be "ambuli".

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    Or, a fleet of fire-engi attended the scene...?

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    Ah whatever the books say the plural of "mice" has been lexicalised for ages... Give it time, it'll be changed in the rules as they get yet more cuss and txt spik words in the English system..

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    Ah whatever the books say the plural of "mice" has been lexicalised for ages... Give it time, it'll be changed in the rules as they get yet more cuss and txt spik words in the English system..
    Oh don't get me wrong, although I quoted the dictionary saying it should be mouses, I say mice as mouses just sounds plain stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    I've always been of the opinion that the plural for more than one ambulance should be "ambuli".
    You're as bad as 'them'.

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    Even if I am wrong I still use mice not mouses when in plural form

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    Ohh! I should mention virii then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Ohh! I should mention virii then!
    Heh. Yeah...I do an odd one with that, I always always say "Viruses..oh er..I mean virii"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Or, a fleet of fire-engi attended the scene...?
    Not really. Because engine is already pluralised as engines

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Ohh! I should mention virii then!
    And fora, when referring to more than one forum such as edugeek. Also, make sure you correct the PE staff if they talk about sports stadiums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Heh. Yeah...I do an odd one with that, I always always say "Viruses..oh er..I mean virii"
    Viruses is in fact the proper term. I prefer the sound of Virii but apparently that's wrong.

    14) Is it viruses, virii or what?
    What's the Plural of 'Virus'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    He's a she?
    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    No she is a he
    Oddy enough I started by writing She and had to do a Ninja edit. I'm glad I'm not the only confused one. Can I call sheep, sheeps since I've only been aware of them since 1982.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irazmus View Post
    Viruses is in fact the proper term. I prefer the sound of Virii but apparently that's wrong.

    14) Is it viruses, virii or what?
    What's the Plural of 'Virus'?
    right thats it - I'm switching to a less confusing language!



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